Thursday, March 26, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday Cali!


Our baby is 2! I can't believe it. I had a hard time when I kissed her goodnight last night. I do every night before one of my kid's birthdays. I feel like when I say goodnight and close the door, I'm saying goodbye to someone. Is that silly? I am just an extremely sentimental person I guess. I get sad when I think about how fast my little ones are growing and how I have no control of it. Time keeps ticking. I just kept thinking to myself, "This is the last time she'll ever be one" and would get all teary:) Silly me.
Cali is a sweetheart. She has added so much to our family-we don't know what we'd do without her! She is so cuddly, so spunky, so sweet, so soft, so funny, so beautiful and so smart. She is always making us laugh and smile, especially lately. She is learning so many words! Its so fun when they start to communicate. Her two newest are "poopoo" and "nake" for naked:) She pointed to a naked barbie last week and said, "nake" and then pointed to her bottom and said "poopoo." It was so hilarious. Aubrey and Ella are lovin it (and encouraging it:) Cali was making us laugh tonight and Ella said, "I'm so glad we have a baby Mama." It was so sweet and I couldn't agree more. Cali is also our most active baby so far:) For example, she constantly climbs on the dining room table and walks around on it, giving me a heart attack each time. She loves to try and sneak up the stairs when someone doesn't close the gate. She loves to sneak food out of the pantry(now we have a lock:) She is a sneaky little girl! She LOVES going outside to play in the backyard and when we drive up to a park she kicks her feet, gets so excited, and yells, "Park!!" She is also shy in her own way, but can also be pretty outgoing. She goes back and forth, which actually reminds me of myself. She loves other kids her age, as long as they aren't hurting her:), and always smiles at them and wants to be their friend. But with most adults she hides her face still. I love watching her little personality grow. She has qualities that remind me of both of her sisters, myself, and her daddy. A perfect little combo. Cali, we love you so much and feel so blessed to have you in our lives. You bring us so much joy and so many giggles! We hope you have a wonderful 2nd birthday! Happy Birthday Cali girl!

16 comments:

Tara D said...

I can't believe she's already 2 today! And she's such a sweet little gal. Happy Birthday Cali! Love you,
Aunt Tara

Andrea said...

Wow! How time has flown! She's adorable, like all your girls. It's been fun to see your blog and see how you are doing.

Chrystina said...

She sounds adorable, a spitfire with some personality! I love it! Happy Birthday Cali!! Enjoy the two's and slow down growing a little bit~ let your parents enjoy you small for a little longer!!

Tara D said...

P.S. I love the collage you made of her. It's so precious!

devri said...

She is such a big girl now..

Habby birthday princess!

Patty said...

Your comments brought tears to my eyes. She is such an adorable little girl and is such a blessing in our lives. I hope she has a wonderful day today. Happy Birthday Cali! We love you!!!
Love,
Grandma

-Melissa- said...

Happy Birthday Cali! I can't believe you are two. Hope you have a great day!

Rebecca said...

Happy Birthday Cali!

ACDC2005 said...

She sounds like a precious little girl (whose feet you might have to glue to the floor) hehe, just kidding. Happy Birthday Cali! PS you are an adorable prego!

jOeY said...

Happy Birthday Cali girl. We love you so much! We are grateful that you came into our little family.

Love,

Dad

RD said...

Happy Birthday Cutie-pie! They all have such wonderful and different personalities. Honestly I was shocked at how much she had grown when I visited- the time really is flying by. Love you all. Give them a hug and a kiss for us.
Grandpa.

cyndi/mom/nana said...

Hmm I posted something but I guess I didn't do it right for it didn't get on here let me try this again. I really enjoyed reading your post on Cali it's all true. She is such a cutie pie love her very much. Cannot believe this little one is two YIKES!!! Where is the time going UGH. We love you birthday girl. love nana

Grammy Staffy said...

Happy birthday sweet Cali.

You are such a sweet mom, Holly, with such a tender heart..... and I agree with you... I think our babes grow up way to fast.... how can it be that my youngest will be 33 this year????

well at least you are enjoying every minute with your precious girls... the sweet memories will be with you forever even though they grow up so fast.

have a great weekend... Love, Lura

Marie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet Cali!! Oh lucky you Holly! To have these three wonderful girls. Hold on to these precious moments. They pass far too quickly and then they are gone! Thanks for so very generously sharing them with us! I adore each and every post! My baby turned 20 a few months ago and it seems like just yesterday he was turning 2...

Tonya said...

Happy Birthday Cali! As Colton use to say you are now TWO OLD!.

Becca said...

I love that you kiss their years goodbye! What a sweet tradition you have.
She's a doll.